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Spidey Suit #3: Original Spider-Man Suit

~Spider-Man #3 (1990)

Somewhere down this list of mysterious, alien, or outright, strange fittings, the costume that put Spider-Man in the annuls of historical greatness had to fit. Many of you might think it's #1; after all, this is the same suit that Parker has been returning to for the last 40 or more years. He must be doing something right.

The funny thing about the Spidey's original suit, the ironic thing, is the color scheme; most people will tell you they've never seen a red and blue spider. But that's exactly what Peter Parker sewed together; based on a dark blue background, this costume is cleverly adorned with bright red arcs and chevrons of design. On the red patterns are the stylized web tracings. To complement the entire suit, the mask is full, without any openings, accented with two, one-way mirror, eye covers, and the underarms are fitted with "webbing" underneath (they've never really had a purpose, though).

This suit first appeared in Amazing Fantasy #15 (1962), the same time Spider-Man got his powers. Although it has gone through some artistic redefinition, it has always been extremely popular and belongs at (or near) the top of any list.

The Top 10 Costumes of Spider-Man is a Countdown provided by The Superheroes List, preparing Comic Book Fans for the upcoming movie, The Amazing Spider-Man with Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone. If you're a Spider-Man enthusiast, join in and check out the fun as we sort through all his popular and, sometimes most wacky, Spidey designs.

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